A Birth That Healed: Gabriel’s Birth Story

6 min readOct 25, 2022

“The premise that birthing, by nature, had to be a painful ordeal was totally unacceptable to me. I could not believe that a God who had created the body with such perfection could have designed a system of procreation that was flawed.” — Marie Mongan in “HypnoBirthing: The Mongan Method”

A photo of me and Gabriel, just two hours after birth.

A photo of me and Gabriel, just 2 hours after birth. I will never forget a remark from a dear friend…


Linguist. Writer. Mum. Currently navigating life with intense sleep deprivation, and learning how to still do what I love - teaching and parenting.